Year 4


Please find some information below which we hope you find useful:

ReadingIt is expected that your child completes their reading record regularly and gets a parent’s signature. During the first half term the children will be working towards completing at least 3 comments a week in their homework diary. The comments should be based on the book they have read that week. This could be about their school reading book or a book they have read at home. Your child should write the name of the book, the pages they have read and a comment. You may want to base your comments around the following topics:

-Who is your favourite character and why?

-What do you think will happen next?

-Are there any unfamiliar words, what do they mean?

-What type of book is it and how do you know?

-Have you learnt any new facts?

-What was your favourite part and why?

Reading records will be collected every week to monitor these comments.

Spellings – Spellings will be given on a Tuesday and will be tested on the following Tuesday. Your child will be given a pre-test to identify any words which they find tricky. We ask that you aim for an improvement of at least three words each week. We will practise the spellings in class throughout the week but extra time spent on these at home will help you make extra progress.


By the end of Year 4 children are expected to know all of their times tables. To support the children in learning these each week we will focus on a specific times table. Every Friday there will be a times tables test. Please encourage your child to practise their times tables as often as possible: over the breakfast table, on the way to school etc. Near  the end of the year the children will be taking part in an online times table test, throughout the year we will be preparing them for this but with the support from home this should hopefully run smoothly. Here are a couple of links to useful websites to support your children in learning their times tables:

Hit the button:

Times table practise tests:


PE sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. We recommend you have your PE kit in school every day of the week in case there are last minute timetable changes. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is named.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.  We look forward to the exciting term ahead.

Best wishes

Miss Norton, Mrs Ahmed and Mrs Goddard.

WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS WEEK? – Week Commencing 5th January 2021

Welcome back!

This week in spellings we will be focusing on homophones & near homophones. The spellings are

  • accept
  • except
  • affect
  • effect
  • aloud
  • allowed
  • weather
  • whether
  • whose
  • who’s

The BBC website has a lot of useful information about homophones.

In English this week we will be learning about a new topic, Myths and Legends. Throughout this term we will be exploring many Myths and Legends. With the use of Talk 4 Writing we will encapsulate the features and powers of Myths and Legends by eventually creating our own.

In Maths this week, we will be continuing with Multiplication and Division. Our main focus this week is revising previous lessons and then exploring the use of Multiplication and Division in word problems. Please continue to practise times tables with your child. In the Maths homework book, please make sure your children have tried to complete all Multiplication and Division pages.

Many thanks for your continued support, I hope you all had a relaxing Christmas Break!

Miss Norton

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